I had to stop for the drawbridge just like the many cars rumbling by overhead. This is the Circus Bridge, and if you look carefully you can see the trapeze school in the background. There are three drawbridges across the Intracoastal Waterway that connect Venice isle to the rest of the state. Sometimes it is a traffic nightmare.
I understand the ambivalence the locals have toward "snow birds." In Vermont, we have the "flat landers."
There was only one sailboat going through this time. I think this is a real Florida image:
Further along, I noticed this burrow in the sand along the walkway. It's the home of a gopher tortoise who was either still in bed or already out for the day.
I have a point and click camera and point and click camera abilities, but there is an eagle perched in the tree. See it?
I love Live Oak trees. These are on a golf course that abuts the walkway. There is a sign warning walkway users about errant golf balls. So far, I have not been bonked on the head, but maybe I should wear a helmet just in case.
At the beach...business as usual: